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FORT WORTH, Texas — Five people were injured, two of those critically, during a shooting at Fort Worth's Village Creek Park on Sunday night.

Police estimate 400 people had gathered in the park at the time of the shooting.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, Fort Worth Police Department East Division officers responding to the park on city ordinance violations for people riding ATVs and drinking alcohol in the park.

Approximately five Fort Worth police officers, including a supervisor, in marked patrol vehicle were attempting to disperse the large crowd using their public address systems and sirens.

Soon after the supervisor began ordering disbursement of the crowd, gunfire rang out in the park, according to an update from the Fort Worth Police Department on Monday afternoon.

"Numerous gunshots soon rang out and many fled the scene; this was captured by a police vehicle in-car camera system," stated the department. "Officers quickly ran to the aid of those wounded and summoned emergency medical attention while other officers began searching for those involved."

Of the five injured in the gunfire, police say two were critically injured and all were expected to recover from their injuries.

The department says they are working diligently to ensure the investigation is concluded as expeditiously as possible while maintaining the integrity of the investigative process.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 392-4222 or Crime Stoppers at (817) 469-8477.

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